Gas Leak Dangers
Natural gas is a fantastic fuel option for your home's heating systems. Ducted gas heating, gas log fires and gas wall furnaces are all highly regarded heaters in Australia.
However, while gas has many great benefits, it can be dangerous if not managed carefully. Natural gas is flammable and your prized possessions or home could be a fire risk. Too often we hear news stories where families lose everything.
Meanwhile, lengthy exposure to leaking natural gas has the potential to lead to serious health complications. The people in your home can possibly become susceptible to unexplained sickness, breathing difficulties and loss of consciousness. In extreme cases, death can occur.
The best thing you can do is contact Air Con Service Near Me. We have a team of fully qualified and licensed gas fitters across Australia. Our 24/7 availability also allows for fast and reliable response times within one hour of your call*. Gas leak emergencies will be addressed promptly and thoroughly.
If you smell gas or suspect a leak in your home contact Air Con Service Near Me today. We're your local gas repair specialists.
Gas Leak Detection
Air Con Service Near Me has the necessary qualifications and licensing to perform gas repairs. If you do smell gas, never attempt to repair the issue yourself. This could lead to more trouble in the future.
A standard investigation includes an assessment of gas fittings, pipelines and the gas meter. Our technicians use a manometer to detect pressure changes within the home. They will assess all pipe joints and fittings to ensure they are hermetically sealed (air tight). We may also perform a negative pressure test to search for and locate the leak.
Once the technician has detected a natural gas leak, they will isolate gas appliances and perform necessary repairs. Upon completion of the work, they will conduct a thorough final assessment once all work to provide long-term peace of mind.
Signs of a Gas Leak
Natural gas is actually an odourless substance, but only before it reaches your home. Before it reaches your kitchen stove or living room heater, a strong chemical odorant called Ethyl Mercaptan gets added to the gas in your home. It gives gas the strong rotten egg-like smell you might be more familiar with.
Mercaptan provides an early warning system that triggers your senses and alerts you to a possible gas leak in your home. In addition to an unpleasant smell, there are other factors potential indicators, such as:
- Significantly higher than average gas bills
- High-pitched whistling or hissing noises coming from gas appliances
- The gas pilot light/pilot lights keep extinguishing, flickering or changing colour
- Gas appliances are not working
- You or someone in your house feels unwell without explanation (nausea, dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc)
- There are dead patches of grass, or dead plants, near the gas meter and other gas pipelines
Gas Leak Emergency Service
Here at Air Con Service Near Me, the safety of our customers is our number one priority. We understand that if you are worried about a potential gas leak, you want immediate help.
That's why our vans are stocked with all necessary gas leak detection equipment. Our licensed technicians use the latest manometer technology, plus tried-and-tested methods including leak detection spray.
Our team is also ready to provide same day repairs and replacement. We will take care of gas line replacement, plus the installation of any new valves, caps, bayonet fittings or LPG regulators.
We're also proud to offer the same great fixed prices 24/7. That means you won't have to pay more for an emergency weekend callout. Instead, you can rest assured that Air Con Service Near Me is ready to jump into action for local gas leaks.
Your property is in safe hands when you phone a licensed Air Con Service Near Me gas fitter.
I Have a Gas Leak. What Should I Do?
If you smell gas on your property, contact a licensed gas fitter immediately. If you believe the leak is located in public property, call 1800 GAS LEAK (1800 427 532). While you wait for Air Con Service Near Me to arrive, there are essential steps you should take.
First things first, turn your gas off at the meter. To do this, find the gas handle and turn it so that it sits at a right angle to the pipe. The handle should be easy to spot, as they are always found with the gas meter and are usually bright yellow.
Next, it's best to do the following:
- Ventilate your home as much as possible by opening up all doors and windows
- Refrain from using any electrical appliances in your home, including light switches
- Do not use fan appliances to help with ventilating the area
- Never use an open flame of any kind
- Do not turn a torch on or use a telephone near where you suspect the leak
- Remove yourself from the danger and go outside to a well-ventilated area
Once safely outside, wait for Air Con Service Near Me. Seek out the services of a doctor if you feel unwell. Call an ambulance if anyone has fainted or is having trouble breathing.
Gas Leak Repair Cost
At Air Con Service Near Me, we know gas leaks just can't be slept on until your budget has room for repair service. Emergency situations like this need immediate attention, but these unexpected service fees can sometimes put a big strain on your wallet.
Thankfully, Air Con Service Near Me has the solution for you. We offer a range of interest free** payment plans so that you never have to put your own safety on the back burner.
Your technician can take you through the easy application process and approval usually takes only a few minutes. You can choose between weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments, depending on which plan you select. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so you pay nothing upfront.
Don't add money stress to your worries when your safety is at risk. Call Air Con Service Near Me 24/7 for any gas leak concerns.